Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, September 21, 2018 08:45:07 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

Our Ministers are not ‘two anna’ ministers, they are expensive

By Editorial Desk
04th-Dec-2014       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Those who say that Bangladesh should have an inclusive and strong democracy are not to be seen as against the government or the people of Bangladesh. It is against the dignity of a free people not to have a government elected by the people in an honest and free election. Though unelected, the present government is busy with foreign trips to bluff our people that other countries accepting it as democratic government. As if our people do not know whether the government is democratic or not. What is not appreciated by those in power is that free election is needed to prove the government's own popularity, prestige and legitimacy. The Prime Minister then misled our people that there would be an inclusive election later. The opposition has to prove nothing. What happened in the name of election on 5th January for changing the government was cheating. There is no credit in playing foul with the people's election, but brings shame for the whole free nation. For continuing in power after defying the people and denying their voting right some Ministers have become too overbearing to do and say things unthinkable for a responsible government. In their understanding of things it is enough to show their loyalty to whatever power they think is protecting them. Certainly not our people. Our people have not broken away from Pakistan to be subservient to any other country and be told which election has legitimacy or not. To some elements such observation is not interference in the internal matter of Bangladesh. It is also not acceptable that any friendly country will be opposed to democratic commitment of our liberation war. Those who do not know the sacrifices our people made to live with dignity under democracy can act like a non-existent and unaccountable to be part of the people. Now it is no puzzle when members of the government, so unelected, boastfully announce in loud and pungent words that no power can change their government. Every government is a power but the power comes from within. So, to say that no power can change the government is not the language of a free country. That is the language of a government that does not depend on the power of the people.Japan is holding mid-term election to show respect for the sovereign power of the people. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to the people for obtaining fresh mandate from the people for improving the country's economy. We are being told that people are helpless for changing our government. However disputed the election is, no question of holding midterm election is a consideration for occupiers of power.  But to say that no power can change this government is not a show of confidence but nervousness. If they are truly that confident to go on the way, they are going on, then let them remain happy and not be so intolerant or ugly in public utterances making the nation small internationally, more than what, it already is.But others will not be so sure when  a senior government Minister feels nervously disturbed to say most insultingly that he does not care ‘two anna’ minister like the State Minister of the USA Ms Nisha Desai Biswal. He was also offensive in his remarks against the US Ambassador in Bangladesh. Whether   elected or not as Minister he is supposed to speak for the government. The US State Minister while visiting Bangladesh spoke in support of democracy as her government's policy statement. Democracy is also a UN commitment. She also, in effect, spoke in support of the people of Bangladesh for their dream to be democratic.  The people of Bangladesh fought for democracy and will have democracy. We cannot be so ignorant of not to know that democracy and human rights are not any country's internal matters any more. Absence of democracy means violence, chaos and terrorism, not good for world peace and development.We do not know whom the Minister was trying to please? Not the people of Bangladesh which as a decent nation anxious to maintain decent relationship with all countries, more so with democratic countries. Even the Indian lobby in Bangladesh, though very active, has no reason to feel specially satisfied. Because the Modi government of India is too keen to come closer to the USA. The Indian Prime Minister has invited President Obama to visit India as the Chief Guest on their Republic Day celebrations.  The unfortunate part is that our political leaders cannot see how they are being made irrelevant and isolated for Bangladesh and outside. At least, let them run a competent and honest government forgetting that corruption is useful and enough for the loyalty to remain in power.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Rohingya crisis: UN is helpless without active cooperation of int'l community


THE United Nations was established with a mission to stop brutality and promotion of human rights across the globe but at present is apparently helpless to stop the Myanmar military atrocity on Rohingya ethnic community. Though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the ...

Cricket »

India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup


AFP, Dubai :India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 all ...

Football »

We aim to play SAFF U-16 Women's final: Choton


Bangladesh U-18 national women's football team head coach Golam Rabanni Choton said they aim to play the final of the SAFF U-18 Women's Championship which is scheduled to be held from September 28 to October 7 in Thimpu, Bhutan.He was speaking at a pre-departure press conference on Thursday at the ...

International »

US-North Korea relations making 'tremendous progress': Trump


President Donald Trump on Wednesday said US relations with North Korea are making "tremendous progress" from the days before his presidency when the two countries appeared close to "going to war."Trump said a recent letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed the positive track, which he said has ...

City »

Newly elected executive members of Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association paid a courtesy call on Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan at his ministry on Thursday.


Entertainment »

Not always necessary to do issue-based films: Yami Gautam


Actress Yami Gautam, who stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, says it is neither necessary nor possible for an actor to do issue-based films all the time. Yami was interacting with the media here on Wednesday at a promotional press conference of the film that releases on Friday. She was ...

Football »

Japanese MMA star Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dies at 41


Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese Mixed Martial Artist ( MMA) Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three weeks after announcing a battle with cancer.Born to a family of wrestlers and martial artists, the wiry, tattoo-covered Yamamoto took on larger opponents in a wide range of MMA events, ...

Editorial »

Ecological danger for destroying forest by Rohingyas


A STUDY has revealed that 4,300 acres of hills and forests have been razed in Cox's Bazar to set up refugee camps and cooking fuel for Rohingyas who fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Quoting the study, news media reported that about 3,000-4,000 acres of hill land at Teknaf and Ukhia ...

International »

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too


AP,  Pyongyang :The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he'd permanently dismantle ...

International »

Sex with Trump 'least impressive' she's ever had: Daniels


Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have slept with Donald Trump over a decade ago, says in her upcoming tell-all book that it may have been the "least impressive sex" she'd ever had, The Guardian reported Tuesday.In her book, "Full Disclosure," Daniels also provides a graphic description of ...

Entertainment »

I`m seen as a fierce and opinionated woman post Bigg Boss: Hina Khan


Actor Hina Khan believes Bigg Boss helped her showcase her real personality, which is that of a woman who does not shy away from speaking her mind. The actor became one of the most talked about contestants on the 11th edition of the reality TV show, which has just begun ...

City »

Dhaka University teachers formed a human chain programme on the campus on Wednesday demanding release and proper treatment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.


Editorial »

We welcome Islamabad for awarding Bangladeshi-origin refugees Pakistan`s nationality


PAKISTAN government has decided to grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Bangladeshi and Afghan origins staying there for decades. Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan on Sunday made this announcement during his maiden visit to Karachi, saying the Bangladeshi and Afghan refugees who were born in Pakistan would get National ...

Sports »

Argentina's Facundo Conte (left) and teammate Alexis Gonzalez celebrate during the Men's World Championships' volleyball match between Argentina and Slovenia, in Florence, Italy on Monday.


Football »

FIFA president Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami


AFP, Barcelona :FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed concern about La Liga's proposal to stage a fixture between Girona and Barcelona in the United States.The two clubs have each approved a request submitted to the Spanish Football Federation for the match to be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news